Maria Friedman, Mel Giedroyc, Kara Tointon & More Join Julian Ovenden in ITV's Live THE SOUND OF MUSIC This Christmas

ITV is putting on its own live version of Rodgers and Hammerstein's THE SOUND OF MUSIC this Christmas. As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Julian Ovenden will star as 'Captain Von Trapp' in the upcoming live telecast, and according to BBC News, he'll be joined by Olivier winner Maria Friedman as Mother Abbess, Mel Giedroyc as Frau Schmidt, and Kara Tointon as Maria.

Also joining the cast is Evelyn Hoskins as Liesl, Katherine Kelly as Elsa, Alexander Armstrong as Max, Jon Tarcy, David Bamber and Paul Copley.

THE SOUND OF MUSIC will be directed and filmed live by Coky Giedroyc.

NBC aired a live production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC in 2013, starring Carrie Underwood and Stephen Moyer as the lead couple. Last winter, the network screened PETER PAN with Allison Williams, and this year, it tackles THE WIZ. FOX is also joining the live TV production game with its upcoming version of GREASE, set to air stateside this January.

Photo Credit: Jennifer Broski

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